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4th November 2022

Lord Alderdice appointed Honorary Professor of Practice

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has appointed Lord Alderdice an Honorary Professor of Practice at the University where he will be continuing his work with the Global Humanity for Peace Institute. UWTSD not only has three major campuses at Lampeter, Carmarthen and Swansea but has extended beyond Wales with campuses in Birmingham and in London, where Lord Alderdice …

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10th September 2022

Lord Alderdice pays tribute to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Lord Alderdice speaking in the House of Lords on Saturday 10 September 2022 pays tribute to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. My Lords, it is a truism of politics generally—and, no doubt, of your Lordships’ House—that it is easier to make a long speech than a short one. In respect of Her late Majesty, all of us could speak …

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25th February 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Speech in an emergency debate in the House of Lords on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, on Friday 25 February 2022 – Hansard Report Lord Alderdice (Liberal Democrat) My Lords, I remind the House of my interests noted in the register, particularly those at Oxford with the Changing Character of War Centre and the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict. …

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24th August 2020

Centenary of the birth of John Paul II

How does one adequately recognize the life of such a remarkable man as Pope Saint John Paul II, and address, in just a few minutes, his contribution to our world? Let me refer to three areas that are of particular, personal interest to me – science, politics and faith. Science – The work of scientists and the importance of their …

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27th May 2019

Yes, she did……!

It will be an absolutely stunning result! As I write there is much counting still to be done but the result is clear – Alliance Leader, Naomi Long will be one of the three Northern Ireland MEPs. Not only is that the best Alliance result – by any parameter – in its 49 year history, it also means that Northern …

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29th November 2018

Sermon preached by Professor, the, Lord Alderdice FRCPsych at First Presbyterian Church, Belfast, on the 11th November 2018

Sermon preached by Professor, the, Lord Alderdice FRCPsych at First Presbyterian Church, Belfast, on the 11th November 2018 Firstly, I would like to thank all of you for the warm welcome you have given me into membership of this congregation of First Presbyterian Church, Belfast at what was a difficult time in my own journey of faith. I am not …

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